Tangent

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Definition

a tangent: a line, curve, or surface touching but not intersecting another
noun

(...but) I've gone off on a tangent!: (...but) I digress, I've gone off on a different line of thought, I've strayed from the topic
idiom

Examples

  • "I've gone off on a tangent, haven't I?"

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